Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: v. 8: 1945-1948
Nazi gold, fugitive war criminals, the threat of nuclear war and the growing dominance of Communism are central themes in the latest volume of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy. Now in its 15th year, the in-depth documentary history series continues to open up the secret archives of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Volume VIII spans 1945 to 1948 and shows that during the immediate post-war years Ireland had to redefine its global position as a result of wartime neutrality and the developing Cold War. Previously thought to be a time of vacuum and isolation, as it is revealed here the post-war years saw Ireland engage with a wide range of multilateral organisations, open new diplomatic missions and repair relations with states.